saajtak featured among a genre defying lineup at blind pig – sept 13

. September 7, 2018.
saajtak will also be performing at this weekend's Dally in the Alley in Detroit. Sat, Sept 8 @1pm

 

Genres are irrelevant. No one proves that assertion better than Detroit’s saajtak. Formed five years ago at U-M’s School of Music, saajtak’s made quite an impression with their stormy fusion of free jazz, noise experimentation, electronica, space-rock and opera. Their newest EP, Hectic, came out earlier this summer.

Thurs, Sept 13
saajtak joins MC Kadence, DJ Cataclysmic, and Metemphsychosis at The Blind Pig
9pm
$11 // $8 (under 18-21)
INFO 

 

 

saajtak’s arrangement allow each member to uniquely surge into their own expressive crescendos but continually weave back into harmonies that challenge conventional tonal music. The trippiness you might sense from listening to a saajtak song springs from the quartet’s inclination toward pushing the proverbial envelopes to find new ways, new time signatures, new modal structures to enter into a piece of music, while still maintaining an intense and dynamic emotion to the playing and the performance.

 

 

MC Kadence has been honing his craft primarily in hip-hop since he was a young teenager, but he’s also got experience in, and draws influence from, the realms of jazz, rock, soul, funk, classical and electronica. While saajtak has shared the stage with notables like Xiu Xiu, Kadence presents a comparably impressive resume, having collaborated with Dabrye, Samiyam, and more.

 

Metempsychosis is an always-evolving collective of musicians that was founded by Neil Struble and Nick Cunningham in 2009. Just like saajtak, they defy categorization, ranging from progressive rock to electronica and everything in between.

 

And finally, DJ Cataclysmic made an impression around the Ann Arbor scene with local hip-hop collective Tree City. Otherwise known as Jacoby Simmons, Cataclysmic performs explosive, original beats and narratives.

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Poster artwork by Nick Wilson

 

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